November 18th, 2013

Cats Gandalf the grey and white

In the middle of the earth, in the land of Shire.... *g*

Matamata, known throughout the world now as Hobbiton. This was an afternoon stopover on our trip from Auckland to Rotorua, one that I had been looking forward to for weeks.

I could have spent more time in Auckland, there was so much to see and do. We were staying at a serviced apartment in a bit of a downmarket part of town, chosen for its closeness to the main street. It was quite colourful, with a hotel just around the corner that advertised hourly room rates, and CCTV cameras on every corner. Still, it was quiet, and clean, and close to the city which is all we could ask for.

We picked up a late model Toyota Corolla hire car, then set off for Matamata.

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